A great piece of pop cultural writing by Bridget Johnson was recently offered up to me like something deep fried on a stick. In “Watching Pulp Fiction With Quentin Tarentino“, she delves into what the legendary film could have become. Some of the more interesting tidbits include:
There was originally a scene of Mia Wallace’s pilot, Fox Force Five, in the script, the third story was at one time completely different, bringing in new characters, Paul Calderon, who had a short scene as the bartender, was Tarantino’s favorite to play Jules Winnfield, Miramax kingpin Harvey Weinstein had plans to open a chain of Jack Rabbit Slims in the wake of the movie’s success, Vincent Vega was supposed to be the brother of Vic Vega (Michael Madsen) in Reservoir Dogs (though this is pretty much common knowledge to any Tarentino fan), Butch the boxer (Willis) was written for Matt Dillon, and Daniel Day-Lewis was interested in John Travolta’s role.
Oh my… Secrets nearly as juicy as a Big Kahuna Burger. If you read the ARTICLE, scroll down to the comments. It’s nearly a 50/50 split on QT lovers/haters. He’s a polarizing film-maker, no doubt. So was Orson Welles and Fritz Lang though. So… ya know.